go generate based graphql server library (by 99designs)

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  • Who moved my error codes? Adding error types to your GoLang GraphQL Server
    6 projects | | 25 Jun 2023
    GraphQL’s spec, as it turns out, does not specify how servers should handle internal errors at all, leaving it entirely to the choice of the frameworks’ creators. Take for example our GoLang GraphQL framework of choice - gqlgen. It makes no distinction between intentional and unexpected errors: all errors are returned as-is to the client within the error message. Internal errors, which often contain sensitive information like network details and internal URIs, would leak to clients easily if not caught manually by the programmer.
  • “Go is hard to justify unless at massive scale”
    4 projects | /r/golang | 23 May 2023
    Better look into this one: for GraphQL powered by Go. It's spec first approach and requires the least boilerplate code to write. It also incorporates seamlessly with Apollo Federation.
  • Go with PHP
    19 projects | | 10 May 2023
    I left PHP for Go.

    - with I don't have to write ORM or model code anymore.

    - with I can have well-documented API's that any team can generate a client for in any language. It also generates the HTTP JSON and gRPC servers for me so I can focus on my logic.

    - with I can define GraphQL revolvers that play well with sqlc (any RDBMS) or I can use a key-value store.

    - speaking of key-value stores, Go allows them to be embedded! Even SQLite now has the project to make it super simple to use a durable, always backed-up SQLite database even in a serverless context.

    Go is faster, uses less memory, and has really-well designed stdlib without all the bugs I used to face trying to use the PHP stdlib.

  • Golang tech stack
    11 projects | /r/golang | 12 Mar 2023
    Gqlgen if I need GraphQL
  • Scalable APIs with GraphQL Server Codegen Preset
    3 projects | | 24 Jan 2023
    Some of these features are inspired by gqlgen so check it out if you need a Golang GraphQL server implementation.
  • How to develop a Web app in go
    9 projects | /r/golang | 19 Jan 2023
    If you want to use GraphQL:
  • Libraries you use most of your projects?
    30 projects | /r/golang | 2 Nov 2022
    In addition to the ones you mentioned, I also always use: + sqlc - Compile SQL to type-safe code + gqlgen - generate GraphQL server from schema + oapi-codegen - Go client and server boilerplate from OpenAPI 3 specifications + pester - Go http calls with retries and backoff + backoff - exponential backoff algorithm in Go
  • Ent: An Entity Framework for Go
    9 projects | | 30 Oct 2022
    I have no experience in Django but in Ent with GraphQL.

    Ent is not a full-featured web framework so you need to implement many of features by your own or use other libraries (e.g. http server and session management).

    If you are only looking for ORM + GraphQL then I highly recommend trying Entgql, an Ent extension for GraphQL with Gqlgen library [1]. Once you define an ORM schema, it will generate GraphQL Query for Relay server. Still you need to implement GraphQL Mutations by your own but at least it will create Input types for you (both for Create/Update).


  • Best packages?
    11 projects | /r/golang | 16 Oct 2022
    gqlgen for GraphQL services. It's well documented and maintained.
  • Decent examples querying models from Postgres
    6 projects | /r/golang | 5 Sep 2022
    For me sqlc work wonders. If you are developing a user facing api and are fine to go with graphql, with gqlgen you can even autobind (search the page for @goModel) the models that sqlc generates from your queries. A glorious match
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99designs/gqlgen is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of gqlgen is Go.

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